The Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century


we are the future cunt

We are the modern cunt
positive anti reason
unbounded unleashed unforgiving
we see art with our cunt we make art with our cunt
we believe in jouissance madness holiness and poetry
we are the virus of the new world disorder
rupturing the symbolic from within
saboteurs of big daddy mainframe
the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix
terminators of the moral codes
mercenaries of slime
go down on the altar of abjection
probing the visceral temple we speak in tongues
infiltrating disrupting disseminating
corrupting the discourse
we are the future cunt

VNS Matrix

In 1991, VNS Matrix unleashed their collaborative manifesto A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century. They put it on the internet and a giant travelling billboard. From there, it quickly leaked onto the radio and magazine pages and other IRL ephemera, jumping from medium to medium at rapid pace, eventually coming to rest in the centre of a 6m x 3m billboard, flanked by speculative/fantastical icons, in the form of a futuristic sigil. It was in this gyne-canonical text that the term “cyberfeminism” first appeared.

They say that they foster disorder in all its forms. Confusion troubles violent debates disarray upsets disturbances incoherences irregularities divergences complications disagreements discords clashes polemics discussions contentions brawls disputes conflicts routs débâcles cataclysms disturbances quarrels agitation turbulence conflagrations chaos anarchy.

... slipperiness is human, which VNSMatrix’s The Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century establishes clearly. This might be the manifesto’s mostl asting note. It is a bodily text: in seventeen lines, it covers cunts, the clitoris, tongues, slimes, orgasm, and a virus. Doing so, it articulates feminism on the internet as viscera—related to viscera, slime, wetware, and birth. It still feels that way: messy, howling, but very much alive.


Project Types

  • Billboard
  • Collaboration
  • Manifesto
  • Online
  • Publication
  • Sound Work
  • Text

Project History

Manifesto written and distributed . Adelaide, South Australia, distributed globally
Performance, launch CY-MISH MASH WORLD. Ealaine Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Exhibition Watch This Space. Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Exhibition Net Art Anthology. Rhizome, New Museum, New York
global proliferation as minafesto-as-meme .


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